Health Care Reform
Today, we find ourselves at a new crossroads in the delivery of health care in the U.S. The health care industry finds itself in a state of unprecedented change.
It’s clear that low-income, working Hoosiers without health insurance and Indiana’s economy as a whole would benefit from expanding coverage. Whether it is through the Healthy Indiana Plan or under the Medicaid provisions under health reform, we cannot wait to act.
This week, state leaders euthanized the biggest, boldest Hoosier jobs proposal of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
Larry Morris, Chesterton | "Our economy, bottom line. Concentrate on job stimulus and job growth. Get rid of health care, but you know he's not going to do that."
Like it or not, Obamacare is going to require changes in how health care is funded in Indiana, just as elsewhere in the nation.
We at Franciscan Alliance believe the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is in need of significant alterations. We hope the 113th Congress agrees.
Jim Cunningham, Porter | "Other countries have it for everybody; why can't we? I think everybody should have it."
Andy VandenBerg, Crown Point | "We need to focus more on preventative health care. I feel too many people visit the doctor after they get sick. Maybe they could go before they get sick."
Brandi Bullock, Portage | "I would expand what we've got with the recent health care reform act. I would add the public option so everyone would be covered."
Kitty Wendel, Chesterton | "Single-pay option. I would build it into the Medicare system. Making it available in all hospital facilities, not just the lesser ones."
Region views on health care reform
Cynthia DeBock, Chicago | "Honestly, I'd go along with the president's plan. I think something has to be done, and it's a step in the right direction."
Skip Wendel, Chesterton | "I'd make sure everyone had health care. People who are afforded the opportunity to make lots of money are obligated to help others who can't afford it."
HAMMOND | The national debate over religious freedom and health care reform will play out locally in a Hammond federal court case filed by the University of Notre Dame.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:
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